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Cape May County, New Jersey (NJ)

County population in 2016: 94,430 (83% urban, 17% rural); it was 102,326 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 19,314
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 10,841
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 31,299
Renter-occupied apartments: 10,657 (it was 10,849 in 2000)
% of renters here:

26%
State:

35%

Land area: 255 sq. mi.

Water area: 365.1 sq. mi.

Population density: 370 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Cape May County: 102.7 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (19.2%), Educational, health and social services (14.5%), Retail trade (13.2%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (11.6%), Construction (10.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 66%
  • Government: 9%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 24%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Cape May County, New Jersey:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (85.2%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (7.5%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (4.6%)
  • Two or more races (1.4%)
  • Asian alone (1.1%)
Median resident age:  49.0 years
New Jersey median age:  39.5 years
Males: 46,576  (49.3%)
Females: 47,854  (50.7%)

Cape May County,NJ real estate house value trend


Average household size:
Cape May County:

2.0 people
New Jersey:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $62,548 ($41,591 in 1999)

This county:

$62,548
New Jersey:

$76,126

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $913 (lower quartile is $755, upper quartile is $1,140)
This county:

$913
State:

$1125


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $290,900 (it was $138,000 in 2000)
Cape May:

$290,900
New Jersey:

$328,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $199,900 - $453,600

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $386,628
Here:

$386,628
State:

$401,764

Townhouses or other attached units: $492,270
Here:

$492,270
State:

$266,552

In 2-unit structures: $521,877
Here:

$521,877
State:

$327,480

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $343,989
Here:

$343,989
State:

$297,734

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $343,288
Here:

$343,288
State:

$275,779

Mobile homes: $63,585
Here:

$63,585
State:

$82,857
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,752
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $747

Institutionalized population: 1,132
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Health of residents in Cape May County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.5. This is about average.
73.7% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
54.2% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is more than average.
82.8% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
75.5% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 198 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 156 pounds. This is about average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 791 buildings, average cost: $125,400
  • 2001: 832 buildings, average cost: $130,300
  • 2002: 814 buildings, average cost: $142,500
  • 2003: 1099 buildings, average cost: $153,300
  • 2004: 1101 buildings, average cost: $167,300
  • 2005: 1125 buildings, average cost: $212,700
  • 2006: 774 buildings, average cost: $245,500
  • 2007: 625 buildings, average cost: $268,600
  • 2008: 379 buildings, average cost: $295,200
  • 2009: 266 buildings, average cost: $283,900
  • 2010: 284 buildings, average cost: $305,800
  • 2011: 317 buildings, average cost: $308,700
  • 2012: 332 buildings, average cost: $309,200
  • 2013: 468 buildings, average cost: $282,200
  • 2014: 447 buildings, average cost: $383,700
Number of permits per 10,000 residents
Average permit cost
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $4,240 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $4,230 (1.4%)

Cape May County household income distribution in 2013 Cape May County home values distribution in 2013 Cape May County contract rent distribution in 2013
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 11.9%
Cape May County:

11.9%
New Jersey:

10.4%
(7.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 13.8% for Black residents, 28.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 20.4% for other race residents, 25.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 49.0 years old
(Males: 46.7 years old, Females: 51.7 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 51.9 years old, Black residents: 38.0 years old, American Indian residents: 43.8 years old, Asian residents: 50.4 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 29.3 years old, Other race residents: 47.4 years old)

Area name: Ocean City, NJ MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Cape May County is $636 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $800 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1048 a month.

Cities in this county include: Ocean City, Villas, Wildwood, North Wildwood, Cape May Court House, Cape May, Wildwood Crest, North Cape May, Sea Isle City, Woodbine.

Cape May County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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Neighboring counties: Carroll County, Maryland , Chaffee County, Colorado , Grand County, Utah , Garrett County, Maryland , Clermont County, Ohio , Talbot County, Maryland , Monroe County, Indiana , Scioto County, Ohio .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

7.1%
New Jersey:

5.4%

Unemployment by year
County total employment by year
County average yearly wages by year

Current college students: 3,466
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 91.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 31.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 3,381 (69.4% naturalized citizens)

Cape May County:

3.6%
Whole state:

22.5%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population Note: State values scaled to Cape May County population
  • 7992010 or later
  • 1,4402000 to 2009
  • 9591990 to 1999
  • 4911980 to 1989
  • 4701970 to 1979
  • 1,469Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 72.2%

Cape May County marital status for males Cape May County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 50,574
  • One, attached: 27,280
  • Two: 7,309
  • 3 or 4: 3,547
  • 5 to 9: 2,100
  • 10 to 19: 1,929
  • 20 to 49: 1,144
  • 50 or more: 1,865
  • Mobile homes: 3,485

Housing units in Cape May County with a mortgage: 18,411 (253 second mortgage, 2,405 home equity loan, 115 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 11,411

Here:

62.1% with mortgage
State:

67.5% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Cape May County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Year 2000 to 2010 Change
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic35,54114
Mainline Protestant9,21545
Evangelical Protestant6,82230
Black Protestant7197
Orthodox5001
Other3394
None44,129-
Cape May County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 38
Cape May County:

3.94 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.90 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 29
This county:

3.01 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

1.76 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Cape May County:

1.14 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

0.81 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 238
This county:

24.71 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.15 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Cape May County:

10.0%
New Jersey:

8.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Cape May County:

25.1%
State:

23.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.6%
State:

18.0%

Agriculture in Cape May County:

Average size of farms: 51 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $57,110
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $2768.19
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 83.91%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 4.36%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $32,010
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 38.73%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 45.41%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $31,825
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 88.32%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 0.85
Soybeans for beans: 400 harvested acres
Vegetables: 395 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 28 acres

Earthquake activity:

Cape May County-area historical earthquake activity is near New Jersey state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 108.2 miles away from Cape May County center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 107.1 miles away from the county center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 240.5 miles away from the county center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 337.3 miles away from the county center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 197.8 miles away from Cape May County center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 338.8 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • New Jersey Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: January 22, 2016 to January 24, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4264: March 14, 2016, FEMA Id: 4264, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • New Jersey Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 26, 2012 to November 08, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3354: October 28, 2012, FEMA Id: 3354, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New Jersey Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 26, 2012 to November 08, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4086: October 30, 2012, FEMA Id: 4086, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New Jersey Severe Storm, Incident Period: October 29, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4048: November 30, 2011, FEMA Id: 4048, Natural disaster type: Storm
  • New Jersey Hurricane Irene, Incident Period: August 27, 2011 to September 05, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4021: August 31, 2011, FEMA Id: 4021, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New Jersey Hurricane Irene, Incident Period: August 26, 2011 to September 05, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3332: August 27, 2011, FEMA Id: 3332, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New Jersey Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: December 26, 2010 to December 27, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1954: February 04, 2011, FEMA Id: 1954, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • New Jersey Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: March 12, 2010 to April 15, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1897: April 02, 2010, FEMA Id: 1897, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • New Jersey Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: February 05, 2010 to February 06, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1889: March 23, 2010, FEMA Id: 1889, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • New Jersey Severe Storms and Flooding Associated with Tropical Depression Ida and a Nor'easter, Incident Period: November 11, 2009 to November 15, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1867: December 22, 2009, FEMA Id: 1867, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Tropical Depression
  • 17 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Cape May County (27) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 10

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Hurricanes: 7, Floods: 6, Snowstorms: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzards: 2, Heavy Rains: 2, Water Shortages: 2, Winds: 2, Tropical Depression: 1, Other: 2 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Class of Workers in 2016
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (6%)

Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2016


  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2016


  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (27%)
  • Germany (5%)
  • Russia (4%)
  • Canada (4%)
  • Philippines (3%)
  • Poland (3%)
  • Korea (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Cape May County


  • Irish (18%)
  • Italian (15%)
  • German (8%)
  • American (6%)
  • English (5%)
  • Polish (4%)
  • Scottish (1%)

Cape May County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 32,925 (77.6%)
  • Carpooled: 3,139 (7.4%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 591 (1.4%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 440 (1.0%)
  • Bicycle: 675 (1.6%)
  • Walked: 2,589 (6.1%)
  • Worked at home: 2,047 (4.8%)
Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Cape May County, New Jersey in 2000:

  • 1,071 people in nursing homes
  • 570 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 320 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 174 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 134 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 129 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 97 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 50 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 34 people in religious group quarters
  • 33 people in military ships
  • 32 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 12 people in homes for the mentally ill

People in group quarters in Cape May County, New Jersey in 2010:

  • 868 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 678 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 477 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 248 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 112 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 102 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 76 people in military ships
  • 28 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 23 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 9 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 7 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $56,739.

4.96% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($50,895 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.96%
New Jersey average:

5.08%


0.14% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,281 average AGI)
Cape May County:

0.14%
New Jersey average:

0.06%

2.30% relocated from other counties in New Jersey ($24,949 average AGI)
2.52% relocated from other states ($24,666 average AGI)
Cape May County:

2.52%
New Jersey average:

2.19%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Atlantic County, NJ  0.87% ($40,826 average AGI)
from Philadelphia County, PA  0.33% ($53,143)
from Camden County, NJ  0.30% ($59,392)
from Cumberland County, NJ  0.25% ($34,127)
from Gloucester County, NJ  0.25% ($60,240)
from Burlington County, NJ  0.21% ($90,482)
from Bucks County, PA  0.15% ($67,667)


5.59% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($47,024 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.59%
New Jersey average:

5.65%


0.09% of residents moved to foreign countries ($342 average AGI)
Cape May County:

0.09%
New Jersey average:

0.09%

2.30% relocated to other counties in New Jersey ($18,564 average AGI)
3.20% relocated to other states ($28,118 average AGI)
Cape May County:

3.20%
New Jersey average:

2.75%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Atlantic County, NJ  1.10% ($40,178 average AGI)
to Philadelphia County, PA  0.28% ($85,946)
to Cumberland County, NJ  0.28% ($39,919)
to Camden County, NJ  0.22% ($42,744)
to Gloucester County, NJ  0.18% ($43,324)
to Montgomery County, PA  0.13% ($99,569)
to Burlington County, NJ  0.12% ($95,200)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.8
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 8.4

Births per 1000 population in Cape May County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 13.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Cape May County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.7

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Cape May County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 14.4%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.9%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Cape May County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Cape May County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Cape May County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Cape May County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Cape May County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Cape May County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 22,379 (19,482 aged, 2,897 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 2,764 (14%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Cape May County, New Jersey in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (2,716)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,461)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,059)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (805)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (570)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (493)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (486)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (429)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (407)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (399)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.99
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 10,119
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 206
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 40,354

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 781
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,256
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 26

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 44
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 243

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 21
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 95.3. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 34.1
  • Suffocation - 34.1
  • Other - 27.0

Household type by relationship:

Households: 94,430
  • In family households: 75,748 (13,949 male householders, 11,282 female householders)
    19,936 spouses, 22,099 children (21,044 natural, 164 adopted, 891 stepchildren), 2,674 grandchildren, 1,092 brothers or sisters, 1,407 parents, 1,395 other relatives, 1,914 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 15,938 (6,204 male householders (5,004 living alone)), 7,460 female householders (6,488 living alone)), 2,274 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 2,744

Size of family households: 14,092 2-persons, 4,477 3-persons, 3,284 4-persons, 2,173 5-persons, 982 6-persons, 223 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 11,492 1-person, 2,076 2-persons, 96 4-persons.

10,509 married couples with children.
3,338 single-parent households (1,278 men, 2,060 women).

89.4% of residents of Cape May speak English at home.
5.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (63% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
3.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (75% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).
0.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (52% speak English very well, 31% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (69% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 19% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $730,159,000 ($7,247 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $32,671,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $337,936,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $203,326,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,249,000
Federal grants: $82,992,000
Federal procurement contracts: $36,005,000 ($19,034,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $68,651,000 ($5,406,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $10,193,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $44,377,000
Federal Government insurance: $7,712,446,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 5,232
Here:

53 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 6,819
Here:

69 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +305
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+33 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -1,595
Here -16 per 1000 residents
State -22 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Cape May County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 12.45 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.1

Year house built in Cape May County, New Jersey Note: State values scaled to Cape May County population
  • 1,1632014 or later
  • 1,7802010 to 2013
  • 15,4832000 to 2009
  • 10,0861990 to 1999
  • 17,9441980 to 1989
  • 14,4731970 to 1979
  • 8,7571960 to 1969
  • 11,8201950 to 1959
  • 4,2731940 to 1949
  • 13,4541939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Cape May County, New Jersey
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Cape May County, New Jersey Note: State values scaled to Cape May County population
  • 811 room
  • 932 rooms
  • 8343 rooms
  • 3,7124 rooms
  • 5,7895 rooms
  • 5,6326 rooms
  • 4,7157 rooms
  • 3,9598 rooms
  • 5,0079+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Cape May County, New Jersey Note: State values scaled to Cape May County population
  • 5281 room
  • 6292 rooms
  • 1,3733 rooms
  • 1,7414 rooms
  • 2,0565 rooms
  • 1,4366 rooms
  • 3277 rooms
  • 7068 rooms
  • 2779+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Cape May County, New Jersey
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Cape May County, New Jersey Note: State values scaled to Cape May County population
  • 81no bedroom
  • 6681 bedroom
  • 6,5822 bedrooms
  • 13,9453 bedrooms
  • 6,7894 bedrooms
  • 1,7575+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Cape May County, New Jersey Note: State values scaled to Cape May County population
  • 528no bedroom
  • 2,2131 bedroom
  • 2,4962 bedrooms
  • 2,9073 bedrooms
  • 7714 bedrooms
  • 1585+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Cape May County, New Jersey in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Cape May County in owner-occupied houses/condos Note: State values scaled to Cape May County population
  • 1,079no vehicle
  • 9,9631 vehicle
  • 13,2832 vehicles
  • 3,7053 vehicles
  • 1,5174 vehicles
  • 2755+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Cape May County in renter-occupied apartments Note: State values scaled to Cape May County population
  • 2,128no vehicle
  • 3,4451 vehicle
  • 2,6182 vehicles
  • 7293 vehicles
  • 1534 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

89.5% of Cape May County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 28% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 44% lived in New Jersey.

Cape May County:

89.5%
State average:

89.6%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 49,087
  • Other state: 39,813
  • Northeast: 33,150
  • Midwest: 1,571
  • South: 3,872
  • West: 1,220
Year Householders Moved Into Unit
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Cape May County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 69.8%Utility gas
  • 14.2%Electricity
  • 7.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.1%Other fuel
  • 1.8%Wood
  • 0.4%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 50.5%Utility gas
  • 35.3%Electricity
  • 5.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.2%Other fuel
  • 0.5%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 905
Here:

11.1%
New Jersey:

10.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 171
Here:

5.4%
New Jersey:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 421
Here:

14.3%
New Jersey:

25.9%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Cape May County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $2,894,000
    Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $2,336,000
  • Construction - Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $9,687,000
    Regular Highways: $9,557,000
    General Public Buildings: $3,014,000
    General - Other: $866,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $835,000
    Parks and Recreation: $128,000
    Health - Other: $24,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $37,650,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $29,708,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $9,634,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $7,613,000
    Health - Other: $7,342,000
    Correctional Institutions: $6,845,000
    Libraries: $5,218,000
    General Public Buildings: $4,739,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,218,000
    Regular Highways: $4,001,000
    Police Protection: $3,435,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,676,000
    Financial Administration: $2,193,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,597,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $472,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $293,000
    Corrections - Other: $127,000
    Local Fire Protection: $125,000
    Solid Waste Management: $27,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,365,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Natural Resources - Other: $4,000
    Other Higher Education: $0
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $2,465,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $721,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $459,000
    Financial Administration: $258,000
    Libraries: $51,000
    Health - Other: $33,000
    Police Protection: $3,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $53,788,000

Cape May County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $12,800,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $6,111,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $617,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $565,000
    Parks and Recreation: $310,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,013,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $11,600,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,468,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $778,000
    Rents: $402,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $126,000
    Sale of Property: $12,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $16,201,000
    All Other: $10,065,000
    Health and Hospitals: $4,592,000
    Education: $3,277,000
    Highways: $225,000
  • Tax - Property: $80,559,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $847,000
    Other License: $78,000

Cape May County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $33,764,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $27,099,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,665,000

Cape May County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,570,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $50,544,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,491
  • Number of aged recipients: 124
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,367
  • Number of recipients under 18: 199
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,051
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 241
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 611
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 620
Cape May County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians
Fatal accident count
Vehicles involved in fatal accidents
Fatal accidents involving drunken persons
Fatalities
Persons involved in fatal accidents
Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents
Cape May County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians
Fatal accident count
Vehicles involved in fatal accidents
Fatal accidents involving drunken persons
Fatalities
Persons involved in fatal accidents
Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 24 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED243$220,1031,912$324,7785,371$287,342287$135,2064$527,7504,644$332,85238$84,158
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED8$210,000120$316,767423$294,62426$105,0771$500,000351$332,6383$78,667
APPLICATIONS DENIED54$221,722263$287,7531,847$294,736191$104,2093$796,6671,085$333,11316$71,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN38$219,658233$323,1851,116$272,46050$178,9800$0714$324,2454$165,500
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS12$183,66747$320,596251$349,1479$112,0000$0157$413,5670$0
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 24 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED57$270,22846$286,28356$284,089
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED25$303,96012$297,58315$305,533
APPLICATIONS DENIED17$284,47119$295,89514$261,500
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN6$281,3330$04$323,500
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS5$272,4003$196,3332$174,500
Conventional Home Purchase Loans
Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value
Most common first names in Cape May County, NJ among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1,60174.9 years
William1,35674.7 years
Mary1,20780.8 years
Joseph97274.3 years
James83773.3 years
George78775.2 years
Charles75875.1 years
Robert72872.9 years
Margaret71179.7 years
Anna68782.0 years
Most common last names in Cape May County, NJ among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith37277.3 years
Brown21376.6 years
Miller18677.4 years
Johnson17776.3 years
Jones16175.5 years
Moore13275.8 years
Taylor12977.1 years
Williams11672.3 years
Kelly11573.3 years
Wilson11576.9 years
Businesses in Cape May County, NJ
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven5Kmart1
AT&T1La-Z-Boy1
Ace Hardware3Lowe's1
Advance Auto Parts1Marshalls1
Arby's1MasterBrand Cabinets16
AutoZone1McDonald's5
Bed Bath & Beyond1New Balance3
Ben & Jerry's1Nike1
Blockbuster2Office Depot1
Burger King2Payless2
CVS8Penske1
Chevrolet3PetSmart1
Cinnabon 1Pier 1 Imports1
Cold Stone Creamery1Pizza Hut2
Cricket Wireless5RadioShack3
Curves1Rite Aid5
DHL2SONIC Drive-In1
Dairy Queen9Sears2
Decora Cabinetry2Sprint Nextel1
Domino's Pizza3Staples1
Dunkin Donuts2Starbucks1
Famous Footwear1Subaru1
Fashion Bug1Subway3
FedEx13Super 81
Ford2Superfresh2
GNC2T-Mobile4
GameStop1T.J.Maxx1
H&R Block4True Value1
Haagen-Dazs1U-Haul7
Home Depot1UPS28
Honda1Volkswagen1
JCPenney1Walgreens2
Jones New York1Walmart1
KFC1

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